Bristol city centre
This dynamic and diversifying area is a primary economic location in the West of England. With a high density of employment and economic activity, it is the administrative, professional, healthcare, cultural, transport and educational hub of the city. The city centre is home to around 45 per cent of Bristol’s jobs and one quarter (24.2 per cent) of all businesses.
As set out in the City Centre Framework, we have ambitions for at least 11,500 new homes across central Bristol alongside workspace, educational, leisure and cultural uses. The Framework also details the council’s ambitions for development, transport and public space improvements. In consultation with residents and businesses these plans will need to take into account a response to COVID-19 as well as a wider set of behavioural changes, which may include the demand for city centre office space, hybrid or working from home models, leisure and cultural activity and general community need.
The immediate priority for the visitor economy and city centre is to continue promoting the city as a safe destination for visitors.
Developing an effective regional offer and range of products will further amplify what makes Bristol a unique place to visit and live.
To ensure plans are values led, the development of the city centre sits within wider strategic aims including the One City Economic Recovery and Renewal Strategy
SDG alignments include: 5.3, 11.2, 11.3, 11.7
- Continue with transport and public realm interventions to support social distancing measures. SDG: 3, 11.2
- Support meanwhile uses SDG: 8.3
- Gather, analyse and understand footfall/spend information. SDG: 11.7, 16